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Arnold Elzey
Birth: Dec. 18, 1816
Oriole
Somerset County
Maryland, USA
Death: Feb. 21, 1871
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

Civil War Confederate Army Major General. After graduating from West Point in 1837, he was commissioned an officer in the 2nd Artillery, serving in the Florida Seminole Indian War, the Mexican War and was promoted Captain. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he was in command of the US arsenal at Augusta, Georgia, which he surrendered to the Confederates with honor. He resigned his commission, joined the Confederate Army and was appointed Lieutenant Colonel. He participated at the first Battle of Manassas, which broke the Federal forces and for his gallant service he was promoted Brigadier General. In command of a Brigade, he fought at the Valley Campaign of 1862, the opening of the Seven Days War, the Battle of Port Republic, where he was wounded and in the engagement at Cold Harbor, which he was seriously wounded. After his recovery he was promoted Major General and put in command of the Department of Richmond, where he continued until the fall of 1864. He then joined General Hood as Chief of Artillery of the Army of Tennessee and participated in the operations until the end of the war. After the war, he returned to Maryland, retiring with his family to a small farm in Anne Arundel County, until his death at age 54. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ellen Irwin Elzey (1825 - 1902)*
 
 Children:
  Arnold Jones Elzey (1849 - 1881)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green Mount Cemetery
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Plot: Area O, Lot 33
 
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Record added: Jul 12, 2000
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Arnold Elzey
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Arnold Elzey
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Arnold Elzey
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Rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Feb. 21, 2016

- sjm
 Added: Feb. 21, 2015

- Crystal Lane
 Added: Feb. 16, 2015
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